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TONIGHT! Halloween Glitter Art! • Oct. 2nd, 2019

October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths. Anne reveled in the world of color about her…. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?… ~Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Craftnight@Akbar!
Oct 2nd, 2019 @9pm to ’round midnight or later… 
$3 suggested donation
Project: HALLOWEEN Glitter Art!!!

It’s OCTOBER! Let the Halloween Crafts BEGIN!

Tonight’s sparkly treat is GLITTER HALLOWEEN ART! This is a “peel and sprinkle” affair, complete with fancy shiny glitter bits. Your efforts with this kit will result in a portrait of a bat, a ghost, a pumpkin, or Frankenstein!

Tonight’s sparkly craft: Halloween GLITTER ART!

Follow up by decorating MORE with gems and other smatterings of decorative objects that will be here at the crafting smorgasbord.

In other news, Gothtober.com has launched, and if you don’t know what that is, please do visit GOTHTOBER.COM and discover this annual project that is basically like an online advent calendar, but it’s not for advent, it’s for HALLOWEEN! It features 31 days and 31 artists, it’s public internet art, made for the love of autumn, halloween, and “together art.” Yes, I am your devoted Craft Captain, but I am also Head Candy Corn of Gothtober, and this year’s bag o’ artistic goodies from artists all over the map want you to check ’em out! They worked hard, go see!

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 


October Treats

OCTOBER CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm @Akbar

9th – Halloween Parachute Creatures

16th – Halloween Clothespin Characters

23rd – Witch Cauldrons

30th – PUMPKIN CARVING!!! BYOPUMPKIN!

BET YER BOTTOM OCT 20th!
SUNDAY @AKBAR
5pm • 6 Games
Special Halloween Prizes!
Big Bottles o’ Booze
>>>MORE INFO

JP Happy Hours @Akbar, Every Monday 4 – 9!

$5 – Bob’s Old Fashioned, Cranberry Mule

Stay Tuned!

JP Craft Captain presents:

WITCH!

AKBAR• SATURDAY OCT. 26th 9pm to Closing • Hexy LGBTQ Dance Party with Treats, Tricks, and Midnight Ritual!

 

Posted by on October 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

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NO Crafts this Week! Sept. 25th, 2019

The softened light, the veiling haze,
The calm repose of autumn days,
Steal gently o’er the troubled breast,
Soothing life’s weary cares to rest.
~Phebe A. Holder, “A Song of October,” in The Queries Magazine, Oct 1890
NO CRAFTS THIS WEEK
Sept 25th, 2019
Private Party in the Rumpus Room!

We’ll return to our regular programming Oct. 2nd with HALLOWEEN CRAFTS!!!

Here we are, at the end of September, on the cusp of October, and this week, Akbar’s having a private event, so we’ll return to you next month with a brand new schedule of Halloween Crafts!!!


See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 


October is Nigh!

OCT CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm @Akbar

Upcoming OCTOBER HALLOWEEN CRAFTS!
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO OCT 20th *SPECIAL EARLY TIME*
SUNDAY @AKBAR
5:00pm • 6 Games • $1 per card SPOOKY FUN PRIZES, including our signature Big Bottles o’ BOOZE!  

JP HAPPY HOURS

4pm to 9pm Mondays @Akbar!

Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

 

Posted by on September 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

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Foxes, Raccoons, Canoes and MORE! Sept. 18th, 2019

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
~Anais Nin
Craftnight@Akbar!
Sept 18th, 2019 @9pm to ’round midnight or later… 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Foxes, Raccoons, Canoes and MORE!

It’s hard to find a CUTER craft than this week’s little kits I’ve hand-assembled just for you.

ALL of the kits feature felt pieces, pipe cleaners, sticky bits, and a little bit of stitchery. SOME of the kits feature a canoeing raccoon, or a canoeing fox. SOME of the kits have a sunflower, or a wild turkey finger puppet, or a scarecrow, or other fall-season fauna!

Fall season fauna?!?  

Yes! We are approaching Fall, and don’t be a ninny and be the 1,000th person to tell me that Los Angeles doesn’t have weather.

The ENTIRE EARTH tilts on its axis for Autumn, which means everything on earth is effected, and that includes Southern California. 

LA has weather, but if you’re not into nuance, then you’re not gonna notice. Here are some of the ways to know: 

The days are getting shorter, the shadows are longer, the quality of light shifts and the sky is gonna get dazzling bombsicle blue. Berries are at their peak for harvest, starlings begin their mumerations. Jews have to leave work for a bunch o’ holidays that will close half of Hollywood, lower traffic, and confuse gentiles. People who live in Malibu are going to start dressing like they live in Ireland. Billboards are going to feature people wearing MORE clothes, not less. Pumpkin-Spice-Everything starts creeping into every coffee shop or grocery store you visit. 

And then… there are the Santa Ana Winds.
Prepare yourself for the most witchy, uncompromising, allergy-causing, supernatural, fiery blowhard hot bluster express that will bring you to your knees. The Santa Anas bring tense, wrathful moods to Angelenos, they connect you to your animal temperament, your base level, your werewolf nature.
Everything feels edgy, sharp, and weird. We can’t wait! 

While we get ready for that eventuality, bring yourself to our delightful queer haven of libations, music, fellowship, and crafting! 

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 


Sassy September

I had the great pleasure of directing Thelma & Leweeze the Musical!  Now showing at Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Celebrity Theater, this is one hell of a good time.
TWO SHOWS LEFT this upcoming Friday and Saturday! Treat yourself to a margarita and a kickass show! TICKETS HERE

SEPT CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm @Akbar

25th – LAMBDA LITFEST Literary-Themed Craft! (Craft Capt. JP)

Upcoming OCTOBER!
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO SEPT 22nd!
SUNDAY @AKBAR
7:30pm • 6 Games
Big Bottles o’ Booze
YUMMY Prizes
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Hot bartenders, cold drinks! 

 

Posted by on September 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

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TONIGHT: Camp Scene Box Craft Kit! August 28th, 2019

AKBAR AUGUST CRAFTNIGHT TONIGHT! 
Aug 28th CAMP SCENE BOX CRAFT KIT! 
@9pm to ’round midnight or later… 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Camp Scene Box Craft Kit! 

LAST WEEK I promised metal macaroni and those of you attending were NOT given that craft. The house was being treated for termites, we had to move a zillion things around, things got put who knows where… and I STILL can’t find the gold spraypaint. It’s dumb. 
Anyway… we’ll get back to that in September when I find it. Meanwhile, I have this REALLY COOL DIORAMA THINGER for you to have tonight and I REALLY DO HAVE IT. 
I’ve been staring at it all month because I can’t wait for us to make these. A diorama, as you know, is a a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures. This kit comes with everything you need, and I’ll have sparklies and other bits for you to decorate and expand your vision with it to your satisfaction.

Bring yourself, bring your friends, I’ll have the cool air on, we’ll have the frosty beverages, music, all the stuff needed to sit right down and have yourself a grand arty time! 

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 

As you sip your drink, your macaroni project will dry, and then, you will have an heirloom that will be cherished by future generations! You can also attach some kickass letter beads or gems or what-nots to your metallic creation and make onlookers thrill with delight!

See you at the Craft Table,
Craft Captain JP


September Comin…

SEPT CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm 

4th – TBA (Craft Capt. JP)

11th – TBA (Craft Capt. JP)

18th – TBA (Craft Capt. JP)

25th – LAMBDA LITFEST Literary-Themed Craft! (Craft Capt. JP)

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO SEPT 22nd!
SUNDAY • AKBAR
7:30pm • 6 Games
Big Bottles o’ Booze
YUMMY Prizes
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Hot bartenders, cold drinks! 

 

Posted by on August 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

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TONIGHT: Bingo! TOMORROW: CraftNight! (Aug 20th/21st, 2019)

TONIGHT!AKBAR!
Aug 20th, BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! • 7:30-10:30
TOMORROW Aug 21st, CRAFTNIGHT! • Akbar • 9pm to midnight (or later) 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Camp Necklace


Aug 21st, CRAFTNIGHT! • Akbar • 9pm to midnight (or later) 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Metal Macaroni (it’s SO metal)

There will be different types of pasta, you’ll arrange them pleasingly in configurations you desire, then you will affix them permanently with glue. You’ll hand it to me or a CraftNight technician, and we’ll go paint it in our spray booth a GLORIOUS METALLIC GOLD.

As you sip your drink, your macaroni project will dry, and then, you will have an heirloom that will be cherished by future generations! You can also attach some kickass letter beads or gems or what-nots to your metallic creation and make onlookers thrill with delight!

See you at the Craft Table,
Craft Captain JP


Hot August Things…

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO on a TUESDAY?!?
Akbar • August 20th
7:30pm • 6 Games
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Strange and Fantastic Prizes
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Hot bartenders, cold drinks! 

AUGUST CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm 

21st – Metallic Macaroni Art (Craft Capt. JP)

28th – 3-D Camp Scene (Craft Capt. JP)

 

Posted by on August 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

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